Based on the best-selling books by Suzanne Collins, THE HUNGER GAMES is the first film in the franchise. Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when she’s pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared their entire lives. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor.. Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.. The Hunger Games Wiki
BEST MOVIE EVER
disclaimer: i listened to the audiobook only a few days before renting this movie on itunes, and that may play a role in my feelings. my first impression is that everything is so /rushed/. I experienced scene whiplash during the enire first 30 minutes of the movie and i know it's a TON to squeeze into a little over 2 hours, so in that respect i can appreciate it and say they did a really good job of squeezing. Personally I wish 3-4+ movies were more acceptable to most people, because that or a 2 part movie like Deathly Hallows would really have improved this experience. That being said, I appreciate the acting of most, and even though i don't like Jennifer Lawrence's preformance here, i do realise that this is her debut if i'm not mistaken. Effie in particular was incredible. The sets were fantastic, and i have to admit that the ending with the berries and the head gamemaker was incredible and overall the ending was very satisfying. But of course, it pales in comparison to the book.
I loved this movie and it's plot. (I especially loved when the mines exploded.)
Nothing like the book but almost just as good
Best movie ever 😍😍😍😍
I love the whole series and the movies are amazing but I think they should have read the books like ten times.
This is beautiful, this is art, this is the hunger games!
It is fun fantastic I highly suggest
This movie was amazing. Other than a few points, the movie resembled the book in an amazing way. The run time was not too long, and it was fast-paced yet understandable. The characters had great depth and emotion, and the plot was riveting. Overall, it was an amazing movie.
An ok film , Basically its a complete and utter rip off of the gory cult classic 'Battle Royale' and intended for teenage girls and boys who are confused about their sexuality , alot of boring parts [she seems to be sitting in a tree for hours] , the action seens were ok but nothing special .. how this author has not been sued over copyright is unbelievable
Unquestionably the film itself is amazing, but that's not the point of my review. My problem is not with the film, but the iTunes Extras it comes with (the main reason I bought the Unseen Version). I found that the audio for the iTunes Extras content was VERY low, I had to put my laptop on full volume and it was still too quiet, (although the audio on the film itself was fine). I contacted apple and they said they would look into it but as of yet the features are too quiet for me to properly watch. Don't know if this was just me or not, but I thought I'd alert people to the possibility just in case.
Anyone know why this is rated 15? I've seen the movie in the cinema but I'm wondering if this is worth getting instead of the normal version? Thanks.
This was the greatest film of all time. No question about it. To the people who are asking about unseen footage well when the games have just started, during the "Cornocupia Bloodbath" scene there are four graphic spurts of blood (and if you pause at the right time you can see a foot being hacked off) which all put the rating up from 12 to 15. In the 12 version the same shots are seen but the blood is not seen and is nonexistent. Also in the 12 version, during the sight of a certain corpse the screen is darkened to prevent uncomfortable viewing. Also the unseen version includes an additional shot in which clove sadistically threatens Katniss with a knife before Katniss is saved by Thresh.
Having purchased the trilogy of audio books from the Hunger games and listened too i found the story compelling and beautiful a real tug of the heart for the characters within, i waited for the hd film release and was pleasantly surprised to the quality all be it with slight story changes but mainly for film it works greatly, well done to iTunes for the extras, the cert 15 edit and the quality of the hd 1080p on pc a very good buy and protected in the iCloud one extra thought though is to provide a back up in the cloud for iTunes extra and make the account passable to my family after death? this way i will continue to collect digital releases all my life? brgs enjoy all!
This is a great film but I really don't think that this is as good as everyone gave it credit for, the books are the best books that I have ever read but i'm afraid that the film doesn't portray the book nearly as well as it could have done.
i could not find a better film or book series
The whole film was rushed, watching the film it felt like the book was just being skimmed over, so many important conversations were missed out or looked over and these conversations are crucial to the plot line. The scene when the man starts the riot in the food district with the salute to Katnisss happens in the second book not the first!!!!! This film might just be a decent film if you overlook the lack of attention to detail and if you haven't read the books.
I genuinely believed if you throw $78 Million at a film it would be at least a bit watchable. I've read the book, but I'm sure if you haven't this film will make absolutely no sense to you. No explanation of her father. None of the shock while on the train to the capitol. None of the explanation of her feelings being torn between to guys. You take all that out and you don't have a story line. This could have been an epic movie. But someone had a 'bright idea" and ruined it. I'd wait till it comes down in price if you must purchase it. I really don't get where all these positive reviews are coming from. Perhaps they just like the book so much they'll stamp their approval on anything that says Hunger Games on it. I look forward to maybe 20 years time when someone else can get a shot at making it into the epic movie it should have been.
Film was awesome and gave it 5 stars!